Ok. For the past week or so, there has been a smell in the kitchen. It has become gradually worse. I can only describe it as a rotting nappy smell (though a visitor described it as smelling like her cat-litter tray). After a process of elimination, endless bleaching of floors and surfaces etc, the DC and I have decided it is coming from the back of the fridge (we have pulled all the appliances out, to make sure there's nothing dying or decaying underneath or behind them). The only thing I can see at the back of the fridge is a sort of black gizmo, with a plastic thing on top; this plastic thing looks pretty claggy. However, I can't see how to get it off. Any advice, please? It's a 13-year-old Bosch under-counter freestanding fridge in otherwise good order (the inside of it was fine even before I got at it with Milton)...
Thanks. The stink is definitely coming from the sort of drip tray thing at the back (which won't come off). I have poked around with a screwdriver wrapped in a dishcloth, and a load more stink has come out. It smells as if someone has thrown up at the back of the fridge - I could smell it even thought I was holding a doubled-up tea-towel to my nose. The manual has no reference to the back workings!
I once had a problem with our fridge also Bosch. I used paper towel to soak up all the smelly water and cleaned all inside of fridge ( it is cleaned weekly) put a little disinfectant in the drip hole. The fridge was quite full don't know if this caused the problem. It hasn't happened since.
Our old fridge was like this - bought some reusable straws off amazon which came with a ‘straw cleaner’ I used the straw cleaner for cleaning the ‘hole’was beyond disgusting and had nothing to clean straws with after but the smell was considerably better
We sometimes have this. Try spraying some anti bac in the hole, and give a wiggle around with raw spaghetti. Just keep doing this and eventually it'll clear. To prevent it try and make sure nothing is touching the back of the fridge